The best sugar cookie icing, best tasting sugar cookie icing and Epicurious.com's vanilla icing are some easy recipes for cookie icing. Use these icings as a topping on sugar cookies, or a filling for sandwich-style cookies.
To make Cleverly Simple's recipe for the best sugar cookie icing, combine 1 cup powdered sugar and 4 teaspoons of milk. Mix with a fork until smooth. To make a thicker icing, add more sugar. To make a thin glaze, add more milk. Add a few drops of food dye to make colored icing for decorating.
The Slow Roasted Italian's recipe for best tasting sugar cookie icing is a slightly more complex take on the icing. This recipe makes enough icing for approximately 48 cookies. In a bowl, combine 6 cups powdered sugar and 1/4 cup milk. Mix until smooth. Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time if the mixture is too thick. Add 1/4 cup light corn syrup and 2 teaspoons almond extract. The recipe recommends using gel food colorings for colored icing.
For Epicurious' vanilla icing, combine 4 cups icing sugar, 3 tablespoons milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Stir until smooth. This recipe recommends that the icing be thick enough to spread with a knife. Adjust the thickness by adjusting the levels of milk and sugar.